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    I need to make some more space under the front of my Jeep. Currently I have the Hydro-assist ram attached to the diff cover on the swapped in HP44 axle. The axle is Waggy width. So I am woundering if I can move the hydro cylinder to attach on the pass side. But to do so I would have to put the cylinder parallel with the lower edge of the axle tube. I know I could build a skid for the cylinder but what about the shaft?
    I am wanting to do this because I need a suckdown winch on the front. I have been toying with making a bracket to mount the winch to the axle tube. And if I don't then I need to mount it under the front of the Jeep some where.
    So ideas, comments, suggestions?
    Here is what it looks like now.


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    Please excuse my ignorance, but why would you need to mount a winch (suck down type) on an axle (confused)?

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    Mounting the suck down winch to the axle makes it unsprung weight. This can help with traction and ride quality. I can make a bracket and mount it on the frame and that would work too but I need to get that ram out of the way first. Just looking for ideas.
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    the only thing i can suggest without actually seeing the setup is to a: move the assist further to the driver side, allowing more room on the pass side of the front diff. B: try and find two shorter ram assist that can go inbetween the winch.

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    What about getting a double ended high steer arm and running the hydro ram on the backside of the axle?
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